The Daily Mile Programme

The aim of THE DAILY MILE is to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances.

The Daily Mile is a social activity, wherein the children run or jog – at their own pace – in the fresh air with friends. Children can occasionally walk to catch their breath, if necessary, but should aim to run or jog for the full 15 minutes.

It is a profoundly simple but effective concept, which any primary or nursery school can implement completely free of charge and without the need for staff training. Its impact can be transformational – improving not only the children’s fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.

The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple and free!

COVID-19 UPDATE

The Daily Mile™ at Home

Looking for a way to stay active at home? Why not try The Daily Mile at Home?! The Daily Mile at Home is an easy and fun way to help improve your physical and mental health & wellbeing.

Anyone can take part in The Daily Mile at Home – it’s just 15 minutes of walking, jogging or running per day. The Daily Mile can be done around the garden, in parks or on the street, but please do bear in mind government social distancing regulations. With the help of London Marathon, The Daily Mile have devised weekly challenges to keep you motivated check these out at https://thedailymile.co.uk/at-home/. Send us your pictures and stories and if you are on twitter use the #DailyMileAtHome.

The Daily Mile At Home – How to

The Daily Mile at Home Core Principles

Government Guidance

IMPORTANT – always follow the Government’s Guidance to keep your family safe and help protect others. If anyone in your household is expressing symptoms, please don’t venture outside. Please ensure when you do The Daily Mile at Home, you are following the latest guidance issued by the government. This could include:

•Maintaining 2 metres distance between yourself and others

•Washing your hands before and after doing The Daily Mile at Home

•Only do The Daily Mile at Home with your household

•Avoiding crowded places where it may be difficult to follow guidelines

•Staying local – do it from your own front door and don’t drive to a different location

For further guidance and updates, please visit the GOV.UK website.

 


We are already working to build a Daily Mile community with schools across the Southern Trust area.  If you are interested in getting your school involved, contact clare.drummy@southerntrust.hscni.net (Tel. 028 3756 3971) to find out how we can help you get started.